Thursday, July 27, 2017

Beach Scene with Dimensional Paper Layers

Hello! Dropping by with a card using a DARLING new Phyllis Harris release from Unity Stamp Company called Shiny Little Soul!


I have a Quick Tip video for this card as well, showing how I layered up my pattern paper and a doily to get all the fun dimension on this card:


Can you see how much texture there is? And yet it is easy to fit in an envelope and mail (extra postage required though), since there is only foam tape on the circle layer!



I had lots of fun coloring up this image as well - she totally reminds me of one of my nieces and a very similar picture of her playing on the beach in Hawaii. My oldest daughter even mentioned it when she looked at this card, before I'd had a chance to say anything, so I knew it wasn't just me! :)


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Yellow Thanks Shaker Card

Good morning! I have a sunny yellow shaker card using a fabulous new die from Reverse Confetti to share today! Shaker cards are so much fun to me, and I love one that makes it so easy like this!


I started off by die cutting the Thanks Square Confetti Cut from white cardstock. I backed it with acetate, and added thin foam strips around the edges, and on the stripe directly under the thanks (that way I could split the shaker into two portions and it wouldn't all fall too far to the bottom).


I filled it with some sparkly clear 3mm sequins from PPP, and then backed it with a square of Buttercup cardstock. I cut a slightly larger square of Sunshine cardstock to mat it, then mounted on a piece of pattern paper from the new 6x6 paper pad, Under the Umbrella.


I love how the bright yellow is so cheerful, and the sparkle from all those sequins just adds even more to that effect!

I'm also linking this up with a couple challenges - first up, this week's Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes:


Also linking up with Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes:


Links to the Reverse Confetti products I used on this card are below - click on any of the photos for a closer look:



   


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On the PPP Blog - Peekaboo Window Cards

Good morning! Sneaky peek of a set of bright, fun, and unique cards I have up on the Pretty Pink Posh blog today! You can see more HERE!


Thanks so much for dropping by today! Have a fabulous day!!!

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Floral Frame Watercolor

Good morning! The other day I was struggling for inspiration - so I decided to do something I don't do very often. Make a card just for fun - so I browsed through current challenges online and decided to enter one of them as well! Here is what I ended up making:


Here is the inspiration challenge photo - for this month's Altenew Inspiration Challenge:


This card was incredibly hard to photograph! I actually stamped my image and heat embossed in white on watercolor paper, then used coordinating Altenew inks to watercolor the image in (smooshing them on my nonstick mat and picking up with a waterbrush). Distressed the edges of the paper, added some twine, and attached to a green card base at an angle to finish off!


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Monday, July 24, 2017

Doily Card Two Ways

Good morning again! Are you getting tired of doilies? I seem to be on a kick, with them lately - hopefully I'm not boring you! Today I have a couple more cards to share using the same stamp set as I used in this post HERE -  Simon Says Stamp Rebecca Lace Background stamp. I always love seeing how many different ways I can use a stamp set - and while this is the same image, today's techniques give them a TOTALLY different feel!


For the first card, I stamped and white heat embossed it on white cardstock, then did some blending with Oxide inks. Um...these things blend like a dream! I added some splashes of water and dried with a clean cloth for texture and effect. I fussy cut out the bottom edge, then cut a line through with a paper cutter near the top. I heat embossed a sentiment on vellum and then adhered it to the back of the split edges, then adhered the entire panel with foam adhesive on a white cardbase after adding a simple bow. This makes a nice window for the sentiment to shine! 


The second one I did in a simple classic gold embossing - then did the same thing with the sentiment and twine and used a kraft card base.


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Sunday, July 23, 2017

DIY Mask and Stencil Combo

Good morning! And - after yesterday's fall card...shall we fast forward even a little more to a winter card? With this darling new Wintertime Friends stamp set from Unity Stamp Company - why not?!?!? This new set is ALSO on sale as part of the new releases this weekend!


Here is the Quick Tip Video for this card - showing how to use a die cut AND a negative to create your own mask AND stencil - a great way to stretch your supplies!


These little snowmen just melt my heart (pun intended!) - I don't think they could be any sweeter. A little Copic coloring on the star and snowman are the final finishing touches on this card.


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Saturday, July 22, 2017

Distress Oxide Ink Smooshed Background

Hello! Seems crazy at the end of July to be starting to think of fall crafting, but in the cardmaking world that is exactly what we do! And this new release from Unity Stamp Company called Full of Fall  will probably help you get in the mood even quicker! And as a new release, it is also on sale this weekend as well!


Here is a Quick Tip video I made showing how I used Distress Oxide inks to create a "smooshed" background for my card:


I love the way the colors blend together, and the effects you can get with water after the ink dries. It is also one of my favorite things to leave an image uncolored and do something fun behind it like this - especially one as intricate and beautiful as this one!


A twist of jute twine around the top is the perfect bit of texture to finish this card off!


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